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post #6331 of 6689
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Originally Posted by Agent 504 View Post

Wow!!! You have a beautiful setup...love the screen shots of Rush btw. My living/ theater room is 18'w x20'l x 16'h. My tv is a 82" Mitsubishi DLP and everything will be powered by a Yamaha RX-V773. As much as I would love to have a dedicated theater room and component setup, I cant convince the wife to convert our master bedroom...lol.

Thanks Agent, the 15's with the C1 and the 5's will work awesome, if your wife will let you the 28's, C2 and a nice surround of your choice would be sweet. Then depending on cash you want to spend get a couple of nice subs, Epik, HSU, SVS, Power Sound, are all very nice.
post #6332 of 6689
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Originally Posted by dr_gallup View Post

Just based on the specs, the 5's look like a better match to the 15's and C1 while the R's appear to be matched to the 28's and C2. I went with the 15's, C1 & 5's, quite happy in a 24 x 20 room with an 18" JBL sub. I've got it powered with a Onkyo 808 w/ 135 W/ch.
I've never heard the 28's, C2 or R's so I can't give a comparison. I'm sure they would look and sound great but you do need more power as they are 3dB less efficient. I could not justify/swing the cost when I bought mine as I was also getting the receiver and 70" TV.

Which JBL sub do you have??
post #6333 of 6689
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Originally Posted by Bluvette View Post

Thanks Agent, the 15's with the C1 and the 5's will work awesome, if your wife will let you the 28's, C2 and a nice surround of your choice would be sweet. Then depending on cash you want to spend get a couple of nice subs, Epik, HSU, SVS, Power Sound, are all very nice.
I currently have 2 Mirage S10 subs in that room. My budget is $2500 on speakers. Do you think the Energy VS surrounds would be a suitable replacement for the Rs? I would like to expand my budget, but most of my extra fun money goes to my car.
post #6334 of 6689
Those Energy V surrounds will work great, if you can find them at a decent price. The S10 sub's will also work nice. If you don't mind me asking, what kind of car you building??
post #6335 of 6689
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Originally Posted by Bluvette View Post

Those Energy V surrounds will work great, if you can find them at a decent price. The S10 sub's will also work nice. If you don't mind me asking, what kind of car you building??
I currently have a 1999 z28 but have a build order on a 2013 GT500
post #6336 of 6689
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Originally Posted by Agent 504 View Post

I currently have a 1999 z28 but have a build order on a 2013 GT500

I am a GM man, the 99 Z is a awsome straight line car to build. You ordered a 13 GT500 SWEET.
post #6337 of 6689
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Originally Posted by Bluvette View Post

I own both the 5's and the R's. The 5's are a very capable speaker, I use them in my family room setup. I use the R's in my Home theater setup. How big is the room you plan on putting these speakers in?? Here are some pictures of my setups..
http://www.blu-ray.com/community/gallery.php?member=Bluvette&folderid=5375
http://www.blu-ray.com/community/gallery.php?member=Bluvette
Your room is pretty long but not very wide. I actually have my rooms reversed, my family room is 15x27 with 8foot ceiling and I have the 15's,C1, and 5's in there and they do a great job. My Home Theater is 11x20 with 7.5 ceilings and I have my 28's , C2, and R's in there. The 28's can easily over power my room. I should really have the larger speakers in the larger room, but this is the way I set it up and it works. So I guess it is your choice, What are you going to do with your 28's?? Are you setting up a 2 channel room or Home Theater??

Thanks Bluvette. It will be strictly for stereo. I have Energy RC-70 in that room right now and it's not bad, but Mirage OMD-28 is a much bigger speaker. The OMD-15 should suit it a bit better, how far apart do you have your speakers away from the side walls? Is Mirage fussy with side wall placement?
post #6338 of 6689
You want about 2-3 feet from side walls and back walls with no room treatment on the side walls. You want there sound to reflect not be absorbed. The 15's and 28's are a bit fussy on placement but once you get them in the sweet spot they sure sparkle.
post #6339 of 6689
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Originally Posted by Bluvette View Post

Which JBL sub do you have??

The driver is a 2245H, I've got it in a home build 12 cu ft enclosure that I based on an article in AUDIO magazine that ran in the early '80's. It's flat to nearly 20 Hz and actually too efficient for the OMD's, I had to cut the sub amp power in from 600 to 200 watts and still cut down the gain. I previously used it with a set of ElectroVoice Interface C's. It rocked but was just a stereo system.

post #6340 of 6689
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Originally Posted by Bluvette View Post

You want about 2-3 feet from side walls and back walls with no room treatment on the side walls. You want there sound to reflect not be absorbed. The 15's and 28's are a bit fussy on placement but once you get them in the sweet spot they sure sparkle.
Do you think direct radiating speakers are less finicky on placement?
post #6341 of 6689
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Originally Posted by dr_gallup View Post

The driver is a 2245H, I've got it in a home build 12 cu ft enclosure that I based on an article in AUDIO magazine that ran in the early '80's. It's flat to nearly 20 Hz and actually too efficient for the OMD's, I had to cut the sub amp power in from 600 to 200 watts and still cut down the gain. I previously used it with a set of ElectroVoice Interface C's. It rocked but was just a stereo system.

Very nice.



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Originally Posted by Agent 504 View Post

Do you think direct radiating speakers are less finicky on placement?

Yes, but the placement on the Mirages is just a matter of small movements. The Mirages will have a much larger sound stage. Very room filling and hard to detect the direction of sound. Very nice for home theater, 2 channel music, or multi channel music.
post #6342 of 6689
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Originally Posted by Bluvette View Post

Well you better move quick on the 15's and the C1, as for the R's I do not think you will see them again except maybe Ebay. There is one on Ebay now, but you may want to consinder the OMD-5 for your surrounds. There is a set of 4 on Ebay for $900, that might be the best you are going to do. Your front stage is the most important to match, you can go with some thing else for your surrounds and your subwoofers.

On a similar note, has anyone else tried emailing tech support on the Mirage website? I think my tweeters are buzzing at higher volumes or frequencies. I e-mailed them about it, but no response. I'm hoping that doesn't mean I won't be able to get warranty support if my tweeters are in fact going bad.
post #6343 of 6689
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Originally Posted by Noman74656 View Post

On a similar note, has anyone else tried emailing tech support on the Mirage website? I think my tweeters are buzzing at higher volumes or frequencies. I e-mailed them about it, but no response. I'm hoping that doesn't mean I won't be able to get warranty support if my tweeters are in fact going bad.

Try calling Mirage Monday, if you do not get anywhere with that try Audiovox they own Mirage.
post #6344 of 6689
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Originally Posted by Noman74656 View Post

On a similar note, has anyone else tried emailing tech support on the Mirage website? I think my tweeters are buzzing at higher volumes or frequencies. I e-mailed them about it, but no response. I'm hoping that doesn't mean I won't be able to get warranty support if my tweeters are in fact going bad.

I've been in touch with them over the last couple of weeks. I think it was taking them 3-4 days to get back to me.
post #6345 of 6689
Does anyone have an OMD-R for sale? (I already have one and am looking for another)
Does anyone have OMD-5s for sale?
I'm looking to add surrounds and front heights.
Thanks
post #6346 of 6689
I just bought a OS3-CC (center channel) and think it might have a problem. The tweeter sounds great, as well as the two 4.5 woofers. The midrange seems to be really lacking, and when I remove the grill, the midrange doesn't seem to be vibrating all - should it vibrate a little as it puts out sound? Maybe I'm just expecting too much, but my nanosat sounds better as a center.

Maybe I should just look for a nano-cc - anyone have one for sale? Thanks.
post #6347 of 6689
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Originally Posted by Stiltz View Post

Does anyone have an OMD-R for sale? (I already have one and am looking for another)
Does anyone have OMD-5s for sale?
I'm looking to add surrounds and front heights.
Thanks
have a look on e-bay...
there are 4 brand new available and also a few 5's...
post #6348 of 6689
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Originally Posted by designmule View Post

I've been in touch with them over the last couple of weeks. I think it was taking them 3-4 days to get back to me.

Thanks, I will call them today. The distortion on the highs is killing me!
post #6349 of 6689
I am selling 2 pair of Mirage Nanosat Prestige speakers. In minty condition. Asking $180 for forum members plus shipping. I also have them listed on eBay.
post #6350 of 6689
Looking for some Mirage omdr's if anyone wants to let some go...
post #6351 of 6689
Im selling my OMDR -15, OMD 5, and OMDC1. All piano black. purchased last year. lightly used. I had open heart surgery aug 2011, recovered for 6 mo. and my 2nd o.h.s. 4 weeks ago. non smoking, no kids. Im going to use my b&w bookshelve speakers, these are too big for my downsized room. Im also selling my B&W ASW 855 sub and possibly my Mirage prestige S-10. (I never connected the sub, my friend is currently auditioning). If he doesnt buy it for his Klipsch its for sale also. All boxes and manuals included.
please pm with your offer on all or some of the speakers. I would prefer to sell all at once or the front 3, rears, and subs seperate. If you interested in the B&W sub I will have it professionally packed since its a beast.
post #6352 of 6689
Whats your location?
post #6353 of 6689
Michigan
post #6354 of 6689
Can you pm me some prices? Still looking for a pair of Omdr's guys.
post #6355 of 6689
question / recommendations - I'm currently running 3.1 in my basement. Seating area is up against a wall. I'm considering adding 2 Omnican in-ceiling speakers but i'm not sure how effective they will be. Anyone else leverage the in ceiling's in a similar setup? The basement gets heavy kid traffic so putting the surrounds on stands is not an option. Additionally I realize that the surrounds should be slightly behind and above you so the effectiveness of any speaker will be non-optimal (trust me, I can't wait for the day that I can move to a different area of the basement - discussion for another day though), I just want to know if it's even worth pursuing the in-ceiling option.

TV is approximately 10 feet from the seating area.
post #6356 of 6689
Looking for a OMD-C2 in rosewood if anyone has one they would sell.
post #6357 of 6689
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Originally Posted by THANKGOD4PLASMA View Post

Looking for a OMD-C2 in rosewood if anyone has one they would sell.

Vanns has 5 in stock.
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/548999100/mirage-omd-c2-rosewood?s_c=site_search
http://www.amazon.com/Mirage-Rosewood-OMNIPOLAR-Center-Channel/dp/B000WVCO74
post #6358 of 6689
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Originally Posted by LansdaleHokie View Post

question / recommendations - I'm currently running 3.1 in my basement. Seating area is up against a wall. I'm considering adding 2 Omnican in-ceiling speakers but i'm not sure how effective they will be. Anyone else leverage the in ceiling's in a similar setup? The basement gets heavy kid traffic so putting the surrounds on stands is not an option. Additionally I realize that the surrounds should be slightly behind and above you so the effectiveness of any speaker will be non-optimal (trust me, I can't wait for the day that I can move to a different area of the basement - discussion for another day though), I just want to know if it's even worth pursuing the in-ceiling option.
TV is approximately 10 feet from the seating area.

I have two omnican-55s in my basement for the rear surrounds. I have found them to be sufficient rear surrounds in my 7.1 system. However, for your system, if the seating is against the back wall, I don't think the omnican would be a great choice since they would have to be at least against walls, and the mirage instructions state to leave some space between walls. Do you have vertical walls next to you? The OMD-Rs would be a great choice then I would think.
post #6359 of 6689
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Originally Posted by Noman74656 View Post

I have two omnican-55s in my basement for the rear surrounds. I have found them to be sufficient rear surrounds in my 7.1 system.
Have you made a back box for them or just placed them on the ceiling?
I am about to install a pair of MIRAGE INCOGNITA i-6C in my bedroom and they arrived butt naked.....
do you think that they need a custom back box made for them or the whole ceiling lowered by 4"-5" will work as such?
post #6360 of 6689
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Originally Posted by Spiros_GR View Post

Have you made a back box for them or just placed them on the ceiling?
I am about to install a pair of MIRAGE INCOGNITA i-6C in my bedroom and they arrived butt naked.....
do you think that they need a custom back box made for them or the whole ceiling lowered by 4"-5" will work as such?

It is very difficult to say. My omnicans came with enclosures, and since I would be cutting a hole in the ceiling, I decided not to risk going without them. I think they extend a little over 4" into the ceiling. If it were me, I would make boxes for them. What does everyone else think?
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